Review: Motorola Moto G vs. LG G2: Price & Specifications Overview

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By George Sanders – 9th June 2014
Review: Motorola Moto G vs. LG G2: Price & Specifications Overview

Today we will perform a quick comparison on the Motorola Moto G and the popular LG G2. We will take a look into the design, specifications, display and price and aim to help you decide which phone will prove more beneficial to your every day life.

Motorola Moto G

When comparing the Motorola Moto G to LG G2, the battle may seem unfair with the clear winner being the LG G2. However, if a closer look is taken to the actual performance and the price to specifications ratio, does the Moto G stand a chance against higher end smart devices on the mobile market today?

Design & Specifications
Even though the Motorola Moto G is pretty easy to grip, despite being 5.11 x 2.59 x 0.46 in size and 143 grams in weight, it has an overall plastic cheap feel to it. However, when it comes to specifications the smartphone is far more than that. The device holds a powerful QUad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Chipset backed up by an Adreno 305 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Running Android OS v4.3 upgradable to KitKat the smartphone’s hardware is more than enough to let you almost every application on the official market, including some of the newest high-end releases.

Display & Sound
Even though the Motorola Moto G has been released as a mid-range smart device almost four months ago, its display is better than what can be seen on most mid-range smartphones that are being released today. The 4.5 inch screen has overall pixel density of 326 ppi, making its resolution size 720 x 1280 pixels and even though, because of its glossy finish the smartphone is barely visible under the bright daylight, its color density and high contrast let the picture quality enhance the overall multimedia experience.

Camera
When compared to other devices on the mobile market today the 5 MP camera featured on the Motorola Moto G doesn’t seem as an outstanding feature. However, having in mind its price the camera quality is more what one could bargain for. Even though it doesn’t record in full HD, the videos are with overall great quality due to the device’s HDR and stereo sound video recording features and the 1.3 MP secondary camera make video conferencing possible.

Battery Life
When it comes to battery life, the Motorola Moto G performs better than expected as well. Even though its battery is only a non-removable Li-Ion 2070 mAh one, the smart device endures more than six hours of extensive use and 24 hours of talk time in a 3G network.

Overall
Even though at first glance the Motorola Moto G doesn’t seem as an outstanding device, when thoroughly examined its true selling points come to light. Perfect for anyone looking for an affordable, but powerful smartphone, the device is able to do far more than its price suggests and its overall performance is enough to compete even with high-end devices, when it comes to the price to specifications ratio.

LG G2 Price Review Battery Life Specifications Comparison

LG G2

Released two months prior to the Motorola Moto G, the LG G2 was a high-end smartphone that entered the battleground of the mobile market in September, 2013. However, as with the release of new devices its price has dropped substantially, could the smartphone have better specifications to price ratio than mid-range devices, such as the Moto G?

Design & Specifications
The design of the LG G2 is clear, stylish and sleek making it a perfect companion for any lifestyle choice. Being 5.45 x 2.78 x 0.35 inches in size, the smartphone is a bit hard to get used to, but with time becomes easy to use with one hand. Weighing only 143 grams, the smart device holds a powerful Quad-Core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 processor under its casing, backed up by an Adreno 330 GPU, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset and 2 GB of RAM to further enhance your multimedia experience.

Display & Sound
The True HD-IPS + LCD technology makes the LG G2 display stand out from the rest not only because it is 5.2 inches with overall pixel density of about 424 ppi making its resolution size 1080 x 1920 pixels, but because of its high contrast and brightness. Visible under almost any lighting conditions, the true colors of the display are quite impressive and add an additional touch to the beauty of the smartphone.

Camera
When it comes to the camera, LG G2 isn’t remarkable, but its 13 MP camera is able to deliver photos of unique enough quality to fit even the most pretentious mobile crowds. Able to record videos at 1080p and 60 FPS with HDR, video stabilization and stereo sound recording, the smart device is a true must have for every wanna-be producer. Moreover, its secondary camera features video recording capabilities at 1080p and 30 FPS, even though it is only 2.1 MP in size, making video conferencing a delight.

Battery Life
At first glance the non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery featured on the LG G2 may seem as a true selling point, but compared to other smartphones on the market today it is not that remarkable. Despite its big capabilities, the battery is able to help the device withstand less than expected, but decent enough seven hours of extensive use with overall talk time in a 3G network being about 17 hours and endurance time in standby mode being up to 900 hours.

Overall
No doubt, the LG G2 is a remarkable piece of mobile technology. Symbiotically integrating in itself ture hardware processing power with an amazing camera, a display to bring everything to life and battery life enough to let you enjoy it, the LG G2 is one of the best currently affordable mobile smartphones on the market.

  • Peg Ritchie

    I bought the Moto G 8 days ago and I’m in love with it. This is a lot of phone for the price. I did plenty of research before purchase because even $149 (on sale) is a lot of money for me.

    When I first got it home it needed 16 updates. I hit update all thinking it would take awhile and was blown away when it completed it all in less than 3 minutes. Blazing fast, it’s a great multi-tasker. The widget button is handy where the back button was on my old Galaxy phone so once you boot up an app, there’s no need to do it again for the rest of the day with Android OS and the Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor.

    I also bought a good rubber case with a stand to protect it from impact, dust and moisture. I’m kind of proud that the Moto G is American made BT Motorola, a company owned by Google. So it’s loaded with great Google stuff and not much junk.